Environment ministry clears only 17% proposals for defence projects on forest land


The Union environment ministry has given its final clearance to only 17% of the 48 proposals it received for providing forest land for defence projects across India, starting January 2014.

According to data from the environment ministry, the Centre received 48 proposals for defence projects from 1 January 2014 to 28 April 2016 from various states for forest clearance Of the 48 proposals, only eight (17%) got the final forest clearance, while 19 (around 40%) others received in-principle approval.

Extra info:
Environment minister Prakash Javadekar

So let’s do:
1. Who is the Environment minister ?
2. Centre received ___ proposals for defence projects from 1 January 2014 to 28 April 2016 from various states for forest clearance ?


Source – The Hindu



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